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  1. #11
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    when the world ends at least we'll have pictures...........

  2. #12
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    lol
    too true
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  3. #13
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    Backup to external hard drive, disconnect, stick in a fireproof safe. Job done.
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  4. #14
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rooz View Post
    screw that. since the price of HD's have come down so much i avoid disc backups like the plague. it takes longer, is more fiddley, regular cost of discs, compatability issues with other PC's etc. not a chance in hell.

    i know its not as sexy as addign yet another gadget, but for me, i much prefer to just buy either another HD or seriously rationalise what you are storing.
    Exactly my thoughts. Oh, and I carry one of my portable HDs with me.

    Don, people should have more than one backup if they care about their data. So, if your fellow students are as clumsy as you say, they should have other backups to cover them. If they don't have multiple backups, they didn't care that much (or they thought the risk was not worth the cost, probably subconsciously). I thought you were an IT guy?!

  5. #15
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    There are a number of methods that people use. Since the newest jump drives can hold 64GB ... for a mere $180 (pocket change), things are a bit different. But, then again, these are easily misplaced and/or lost if you are a bit ... preoccupied.

    Personally, I own several, but again ... they are pretty much considered disposable and easily corrupted, if plugged into the wrong environment. One Blu-Ray disk can hold nearly as much for a fraction of the cost and provide excellent file integrity.

    As I said .. pick your poison, because in the end, the cockroaches still win. I saw the movie. I think they eat all the plastic, too
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  6. #16
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    Cf cards...lots and lots of cf cards ;-)

  7. #17
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    Backup to external hard drive, disconnect, stick in a fireproof safe. Job done.
    Assuming it fires up - no pun intended.

    I make periodic 8.5 GB DVD backups (one copy at the office) and have a day-to-day external HD.

    I suppose the thing is to copy the DVDs to fresh ones every few years (big question mark/shrug.)
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